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20 schools granted waivers to reopen from Kern County Public Health, 17 private

Schools Reopening
Posted at 2:00 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 17:39:48-04

Although Kern County is still working to reopen, a few schools are one step closer. Kern County Public Health reported that as of Monday, 20 schools have been granted an Elementary School Waiver.

The Elementary School Waiver, or TK-6 School Waiver, allows the local health officer to open an elementary school for in-person instruction. The waiver is applicable only for grades TK-6, even if the grade configuration at the school includes additional grades.

Out of these 20 schools, 17 are private.

Public Health announced on its website the following schools have been granted waivers: